Raceland is a somewhat small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 10,420 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Raceland is the 49th largest community in Louisiana.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Raceland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Raceland is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Raceland who work in office and administrative support (13.44%), sales jobs (8.48%), and management occupations (8.39%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Raceland is worth considering.
The citizens of Raceland are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.82% of adults in Raceland have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Raceland in 2010 was $22,251, which is upper middle income relative to Louisiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,004 for a family of four. However, Raceland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Raceland is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Raceland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Raceland residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Raceland include French Canadian, German, Italian, and Acadian/Cajun.
The most common language spoken in Raceland is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.